Manga Sarutobi Sasuke (まんが猿飛佐助) is a 24-episode anime series about the young Sarutobi Sasuke, a legendary ninja. It was first aired from October 9, 1979, to April 29, 1980, on Tokyo 12 Channel (now TV Tokyo), and was later dubbed in several languages. The whole 24-episode run was aired in many European and Arabic countries.

Manga Sarutobi Sasuke
Cover art from volume 4 of the DVD release
Anime television series
Directed byShohei Tojo
Produced byKatsuma Saijo
Norio Kondo
Seiichi Nishino (Executive Producer)
Written byHitoshi Mizuno
Takeshi Shudo
Toyohiro Andô
Tsunehisa Ito
Yuji Amemiya
Music byJyunkou Mizuno
Yuichi Oshima
StudioKnack Productions
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo 12 Channel
Original run October 9, 1979 April 29, 1980

It is best known to the American fans as Ninja, The Wonder Boy: a highly edited, highly condensed feature-length version of this series. This version, dubbed in English, was produced by Jim Terry Productions of Force Five fame. The names of several characters were changed, with Sarutobi Sasuke becoming "Duke Hayakawa", his female companion Sakura being changed to "Blossom", and the villain Devilman became "Dragon."

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